The University of Texas at Austin

Windows Deployment Services


The Campus WDS service is intended for one-time or infrequent system imaging, such as the remediation of a compromised or inoperable system, or the deployment of a new computer to a faculty or staff user. Access to WDS is limited to an authorized Technical Support Contact (TSC) and/or IT support staff for a department or college. To be authorized, ITS must certify that a department's network meets the minimum requirements to participate in the service.


  • Deploys a Windows desktop or server operating system image over the campus network (see Available Windows Images for a list of operating systems)
  • Streamlines rebuilds, upgrades, and new computer deployment - systems may be ready for use in less than one hour when complimented with a systems management service
  • Compatible with a variety of hardware
  • For large scale deployments, a local WDS service may be needed


The WDS service is available at no cost to authorized staff.

We Can Help

Get help from an expert:

* UT Service Desk

* Call us at 512-475-9400

* Submit a help request online

We also have a walk-in service in the first floor lobby of the Flawn Academic Center (FAC). Stop by and let us help you!